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Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

This is a discussion on Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities within the MP2K Magazine Articles forums, part of the Map Forums category; John Washenberger outlines a method for generating large area detailed map images using Save As Web Page Read the full ...

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    Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

    John Washenberger outlines a method for generating large area detailed map images using Save As Web Page

    Read the full article: http://www.mp2kmag.com/articles.asp?...printing.large

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    Mappoint MAXIMUM GIF SIZE !!! up to 5300 x 5300 or even more

    I took a look at the "save as html" in mappoint2004. to bad the limit is at 3500 x 3500 pixel for the gif-export. A litte hack in MapPoint2004.exe lets you export gif-file up to the size of 5300 x 5300 pixel!!!!! or any gif-size not exceeding (height x width < 5300 x 5300). i.e 28'090'000 x 1000 pixel.
    HOWTO:
    3500 is in HEX 0x0DAC
    with Ultraedit32 search for "AC 0D" in MapPoint2004.exe, and change to "FF FF", which can be found at address 003AB220h in the german version of MapPoint2004.exe.
    That's it

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    Re: Mappoint MAXIMUM GIF SIZE !!! up to 5300 x 5300 or even

    MapPoint2002.exe (english version), the address is 0x0039c478.

    The '3500' (AC 0D) appeared in a section along with some embedded HTML strings et al. I'm played around with this and made some large images (I have a color plotter!!).

    [1] the map dimensions are still appear to be governed by the visible area on the screen. I used the 18mi zoom, which still rendered street data. I undocked all the tool bars, prior to that it *appeared* like i was getting more than visible area on my laptop. after fine tuning things i noticed the output exactly matched the width of what appeared on my screen (at the 18 mile zoom level) regardless of the high pixel settings. i still need to try it on another machine to see if i can get mappoint to show more data, etc. then i'll know for sure. either way, being able to set the output at 3500 (and even higher) and getting more detail is excellent!

    [2] the larger the specified dimensions of the image, the more area there is for detail within the map. e.g. street names (which are a fixed font size) appear along more streets, and some vector elements of the map show more detail given more room.

    [3] 3500x3500 maps looked good. the 5000x5000 was only slightly better in quality. i wouldn't fuss with the hack unless you *really* want to try different sizes and see what works best. my line printer (at 72dpi) has a 2356 pixel width, so the 3500x3500 map is still larger than the width of the 36" paper roll . I'm betting the 5000x5000 map will look nice when properly scaled down (and perhaps using a larger font!). BUT if you can't engineer the hack, i'd say you aren't missing *much*.

    [4] the html pages didn't always generate properly with the larger images, however, the images generated fine.

    [5] the max pixel dimensions varied -- sometimes it was 5300x5300, sometimes 5200x5200, 5100x5100,...5000x5000, etc. i'm guessing it's related to what i was trying to render. it just errors out (with a message) if it's too big - just try another setting.

    -tzar

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    map size & detail

    It want to print a large map with maximum detail....but when the area gets bigger by zooming out the details get less.

    Anyone with a solution? please mail me robwal2002@hotmail.com

    Maybe it is possible to make the program area larger then the desktop....but I don;t know how to do it...

    Let's get a solution!
    Robert

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    Re: Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

    Is there a way to do this in code.

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    Re: Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

    Mattys Consulting still produces and prints large detailed poster-size maps from MapPoint.
    Samples can be found at Gallery

    Clients need only send a map (ptm) with a perimeter drawn around the area
    of interest and a pdf will be returned for print or your map can be printed, laminated, mounted, and shipped to you.

    Looking forward to serving you ...

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    Re: Mappoint MAXIMUM GIF SIZE !!! up to 5300 x 5300 or even more

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    HOWTO:
    3500 is in HEX 0x0DAC
    with Ultraedit32 search for "AC 0D" in MapPoint2004.exe, and change to "FF FF", which can be found at address 003AB220h in the german version of MapPoint2004.exe.
    That's it
    How would you search and change a value in an executable file?

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    Re: Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

    Using a hex editor, but this is STRONGLY NOT recommended. You only have a moderate chance of screwing things up, but you'll kill the exe's signature, and you would void any support or warranty on MapPoint and all tools and add-ins you are using with it.

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    Re: Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

    It sounded like a silly idea - I didn't know it was possible. However, I have since found out that the image rendered needs to fit into the display area of my screen. Even with my monitor set to the max resolution, I don't get the amount of detail I need of a map of the US. I want a territory map of all the 3 digit zip codes, and this limitation causes a lot of them to not be included.

    MapPoint is also missing 26 3 digit zip codes and there seems no way to insert them. Support says "We will review your input, share it with our data providers and seek to incorporate your feedback as we update our product. "

    This seems like a canned answer since according to posts in this forum, it has been a problem for several versions.

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    Re: Discovering MapPoint Map Printing Capabilities

    Do you have MapPoint 2010? They added the ability to control layers such as to turn on 3 digit zip boundaries at higher zoom levels, here's some examples of the new capabilities --

    Cool MapPoint 2010 Maps!

    Eric
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